Polar Expeditions

This website aims at covering polar expeditions by publishing an introdution and linking to the official expedition website. Major expeditions are followed-up more closely through regularly published news, pictures galleries and multimedia files.

  • The Ice Warrior Arctic Pole Expedition 2010

    The Ice Warrior Arctic Pole Expedition 2010

    postponed - from 15.03.2010 to 10.06.2010

    Jim McNeill and his team of non-professionals are attempting to reach the most remote point on the whole of the Arctic coastline, a place known by some as the North Pole of Inaccessibility.

  • North 2

    North 2

    postponed - from 14.03.2010 to 10.05.2010

    This is not the first time that the Britisher Ben Saunders has set out to break the speed record on the Ward Hunt/North Pole trek. After his failure in 2008, he's trying again...

  • North Pole Solo 2010

    North Pole Solo 2010

    abandoned - from 12.03.2010 to 10.06.2010

    Christina Franco, the British adventurer (44), is back -she, who among other campaigns, also aims to defend the cause of the African rhinoceros! She failed in her previous attempt in 2009, saying that she would try again. And now here she is again!

  • Catlin Arctic Survey - 2

    Catlin Arctic Survey - 2

    ongoing - from 01.03.2010 to 30.05.2010

    Under the impetus of Pen Hadow, the new Catlin expedition (see details of the previous Catlin venture) will be focusing this time on the effects that carbon dioxide is having on the Arctic Ocean The aim is to cover around 500 km on the sea-ice.

  • The Irish North Pole 2010

    The Irish North Pole 2010

    abandoned - from 01.03.2010 to 10.03.2010

    Irishman Pat Falvey is attempting the trek between Ward Hunt and the North Pole with two companions, Dr Clare O'Leary and John Dowd, both of whom are also Irish.

  • Polar Flight 90

    Polar Flight 90

    postponed - from 10.02.2010 to 20.04.2010

    Veteran Art Mortvedt is looking to achieve the South Pole/North Pole double this spring by attempting to reach the geographic North Pole from Alaska via the Canadian Far North aboard his single-engined aircraft.

  • Expedición andes Antárcticos

    Expedición andes Antárcticos

    abandoned - from 15.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    The Chilean explorer Christian Donoso and his companion Mario Sepúlvedra plan to embark on an unusual trip of over 1 600 km around the Antarctic Peninsula. One part of this journey will be by kayak, while the other will be on foot, trekking over the high plateaux, using their sea-kayaks as sledges.

  • To the South Pole and beyond…

    To the South Pole and beyond…

    success - from 10.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    Norway's Cecilie Skog and the American Ryan Waters will be setting out from Berkner Island in an attempt to reach the South Pole. And continue beyond, time and weather permitting.

  • Antarctic Odyssey

    Antarctic Odyssey

    success - from 10.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    Major Meagan McGrath, aerospace engineer with the Canadian Air Force, has requested unpaid leave to embark on two adventures: to reach the South Pole from Patriot Hills and to attempt to climb five of the world's highest mountains, without oxygen.

  • Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition

    Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition

    scheduled - from 10.11.2009 to 30.01.2010

    Dreamed up by Andrew Regan and Andrew Moon, this expedition will attempt to cross the Antarctic continent from Hercules Inlet to McMurdo, via the South Pole.

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